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A slew of creative new luxury hotels make Atlanta staycations cooler than ever

Atlanta’s hospitality landscape, once dotted with convention-friendly high-rises and cookie-cutter chains, is rapidly diversifying, thanks to a wave of more intimate, experiential properties popping up from Alpharetta to College Park. Here are 10 of the newest hotels—and what makes them unique.

This century-old fish camp in Pine Island Sound offers a glimpse of Old Florida

Out on the Gulf waters under the night sky, it appears to float—a mirage-like reminder of Old Florida. Erected on pilings at the turn of the 20th century, this cabin in Pine Island Sound served as a drop-off point for commercial fishermen.

Everlasting Arms: A closer look at the Southern live oak

Discover the Southern live oak's role in history and meet some standout specimens.

A perfect day in Charleston

From culinary offerings and outdoor recreation to culture and (of course) architecture, Chris Bonner shares his picks for building a perfect day in the Holy City. 
Hidden Georgia: 58 amazing places we'll bet you've never been

Hidden Georgia: 58 amazing places we’ll bet you’ve never been

Our essential guide to 58 fascinating museums, historic sites, thrilling rides, lovable animals, inspiring artisans, tasty restaurants, quirky inns, roadside curiosities, and illegal hooch

One City, Three Ways: Savannah, Georgia

With a metro population of less than half a million, Savannah is hardly a big city. But on a recent Saturday night on River Street, it felt like one.

Back to the future in Richmond, Virginia

History is always close at hand in a colonial city—especially one that’s home to a Thomas Jefferson–designed state capitol and the graves of two other presidents (James Monroe and John Tyler). Still, Richmond works hard to not only showcase its legacy, but also prove it is home to innovative offerings that appeal to modern visitors.

Road trip guide to Northwest Arkansas

Travelers to the northwestern corner of Arkansas will encounter all the natural splendor—limestone cliffs, pristine lakes, deep forests—one would expect on a trip through the enchanting Ozarks.

Feast your eyes on 3 unique arts attractions around the Southeast

If you like IMAX, you’ll love Illuminarium, a new attraction on the city’s BeltLine. A 350-foot wraparound screen is enhanced by piped-in scents (like damp earth in the ongoing Wild: Safari Experience).

Hit the culinary and cultural highlights of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chapel Hill, home to the University of North Carolina (UNC), has that elusive blend of qualities that makes for an ideal weekend destination: instantly comfortable yet demanding to be explored.

The Dwell Hotel
Marked by top-notch service and designed to the hilt, these hotels aren’t just a place to stay; they’re stylish destinations in their own right. Our top five picks—all opened within the last year—are within 330 miles of Atlanta for a chic weekend escape. Read the full list.


Georgia’s landscape has everything from the rugged Appalachians to granite monadnocks and shady creekside trails. We whittled it down to 12 great hikes, fit for an experienced backpacker, day-tripper, or even an urban crusader (two are ITP!). Discover scenic spots and find out which trail is Georgia’s toughest. Get out there and hike

This century-old fish camp in Pine Island Sound offers a glimpse of Old Florida

Out on the Gulf waters under the night sky, it appears to float—a mirage-like reminder of Old Florida. Erected on pilings at the turn of the 20th century, this cabin in Pine Island Sound served as a drop-off point for commercial fishermen.